Research and Training

1. Information for newcomers

  • What should I bring?
  • Where will I stay?
  • Where can I find additional information?

2. Organize your PhD

  • stay tuned
  • organize your PAC (meeting)
  • enrolment
  • hints from your peers and additional advise

3. Business travel

4. Support offer

If you are not satisfied with your situation as a PhD researcher (supervision, topic, financial situation), please talk to somebody whom you can trust instead of resigning to the situation. If in certain situations your adviser is not the right contact person, a strictly confidential meeting with

can be organized. This offer is only meant to help you finding ways to improve your situation, you do not have to fear any negative consequences.

More Information:

Find information and forms on business travels for employees of the MPI-BGC here. Get support by your departmental office (Ulrike Schleier (BSI office), Anita Maercker (BSI office), Sarah Nuschke (BGI office), Alice Ratajczak (BGI office), Kerstin Lohse (BGP office) or the IMPRS office if you are in doubt and/or have any questions. [more]
The PAC is a committee consisting of at least three senior scientists who guide the doctoral researcher in all aspects of her/his PhD. The PAC includes: the main supervisor, another IMPRS faculty member from the partnering institution, and an external scientist, ideally related to the foreign research visit [more]
If your first supervisor is based at the University of Jena, you can continue with the enrolment procedure right away, even before setting up a PhD advisory committee. [more]
Starting with your dissertation entails many challenges besides working on your project: structuring your time efficiently, learning how to write scientifically, how to present, networking … to name only a few. Well, others have been there before, and luckily some share their experiences. This page list some of those valuable sources. [more]
What you will bring, where you would stay, and more. [more]
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